Teen arrested at Blackpool Pleasure Beach after firing up Blue Flyer

Posted Wednesday, June 22, 2016 10:41 AM | Contributed by gamerguy

Two teenagers went for a 4am joyride on a rollercoaster at a theme park after getting into the control room and switching the ride on. The pair scaled fences to get into the Blackpool Pleasure Beach on Friday and were spotted on CCTV cameras riding the Blue Flyer ride. A 15-year-old boy from Blackpool was arrested at the scene and given a community resolution order, which is not classed as a conviction.

Read more from Sky News.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 10:49 AM

So... their rides just sit there overnight waiting for someone to press a button? There's no keyswitch or wheel locks or lift hill lock? That seems odd.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016 11:44 AM

Our ride keys were locked in a strong box overnight in a locked office. Yes...strange indeed!

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016 11:53 AM

I was thinking the same thing. How strange.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016 1:05 PM

I think to a large degree it's cultural. Many time I saw signs in the UK saying something along the lines of "please don't cross this 3' high split rail fence." Here, we assume someone WOULD cross over, and need a tall fence with barbed wire...

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016 1:13 PM

Our ride keys were also locked and needed a swipe of an employee ID in addition to the key.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016 1:37 PM

I guess all those old movies and cartoons where you can just sneak into a park in the middle of the night and start up a ride were more realistic than I thought. No word on whether the kids also hit the emergency stop button, causing the coaster to immediately grind to a halt upside-down at the top of the loop.

After which they pulled off a mask to reveal who the culprit really was.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016 2:24 PM

They would've gotten away with it too if it hadn't been for those...oh, wait. They ARE the meddling kids.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016 3:29 PM

Why are the Griswolds coming to mind? Any relation?

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016 5:29 PM

It's probably one of the most urban parks going, as this post shows...

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